Dress & coat with decorative bead work

Bruce Papas left Milne & Choyce in 1965 to open Bruce Papas Salon in the Kerridge Odeon retail development, 246, on Queen Street. Many of his clients followed, keeping him and his staff of five extremely busy. 

Details

Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira
Designer: Bruce Papas
Manufacturing location: Elliott Street, Auckland
Garment type: Coat, dress
Material: Silk, beads (glass, plastic, wood, metal)
Features: The decorative stitching has been done one row at a time. Stitched circle surround on the welt pockets in the coat, the handmade covered buttons, shaping created using triangulated design lines.
Purchase location: 246 Queen Street, Auckland
Label: Bruce Papas Model
Date: Circa 1967